ARIZONA: Homocon Sheriff Paul Babeu Defends Trump’s Attacks On Mexicans

In March 2012 the Mexican ex-boyfriend of Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu sued him for $1M, alleging that Babeu had threatened to have him deported if the boyfriend were to out him. Babeu’s run for the US House fizzled shortly thereafter, but not before it was revealed that he had spoken at an event staged by a group that wants to end illegal and most legal immigration and wants to end automatic citizenship for children born in the United States. Last year Babue led a protest against migrant children during which “patriots” screamed and waved anti-immigrant placards as the children passed in government buses. Last night Babeu appeared on Fox News to defend Donald Trump’s racist attacks on Mexican immigrants. Babeu: “He’s tapping into the anger that I and every American should feel.”

  • Todd20036

    “He’s tapping into anger that I and every member of the GOP base feels.”

    Fixed it for you Sherriff. No charge. And no, you cannot have my penis. I’d need to shower for a week afterwards.

    • Gustav2

      And why isn’t that anger directed at the Republican controlled House and Senate? Especially the House where they won’t take the vote on the Senate’s plan.

      • Todd20036

        Agreed, but consistency was never a big thing in the GOP.

      • Doug105

        ++

    • clay

      Thanks, I was going to write that I have some anger he hasn’t tapped into, yet.

  • jerrydoubleu .

    GAY CONEHEAD

    GAY CONEHEAD

  • Ninja0980

    You have to wonder how many men this man has preyed on with the threat of jail or deportation?

    • Doug105

      .,

    • clay

      . . . and how many of them did he have first contact with while on duty?

  • TexPlant

    My ears are bleeding because he does make a valid point. My car was totaled my an immigrant who was drunk and not a stitch of insurance and that is not that uncommon here..

    • elvigy

      Mine was totalled by an African American last year with no insurance. I guess by that logic, we should get rid of black people too.

      • TexPlant

        I didn’t say get rid of anyone! Geez, conclusion jumping going on up in here!!

        • Todd20036

          “My ears are bleeding because he makes a valid point”

          Trumps “valid point” is that we need to get rid of all illegal immigrants, ignoring feasibility, cost, or the simple fact that illegals do jobs American citizens refuse to do.

          • TexPlant

            The valid point was that people here by invalid means who commit or are involved in crimes should be made accountable for those crimes and not deported and then they just cross the border a week later then involved in more crimes. That was all! Whomever is here legal or illegal should face the same justice.

    • Jonathan V. Romero

      A white man rear-ended my previous Audi (I got a new Audi since then) a few years ago! Maybe it’s white people we should get rid of,going by your logic! This is just more racism being spewed by the usual suspects who see every non-white individual as something other than a human being! Have a good look in the mirror at yourself dude!

      • TexPlant

        srsly?? I live in a city that is 72% hispanic and it is a problem with uninsured motorists. Not racist, it is just a fact. I pay way more for Auto coverage here because of it and it a complaint by the hispanic population as well.

        Don’t go deflecting your racist rants at me, because you are ill informed!!

        • Lakeview Bob

          Did you have insurance?

          • TexPlant

            Yup, I know that is why we carry uninsured motorist protection. Truth is there are issues border states deal with more than other parts of the country. I think it should be easier to become a citizen here as most of us have ancestry from somewhere else. However, there are financial implications in areas like AZ, CA and TX who have higher percentages of non-legal residents. It increases cost of insurance, healthcare and municipal services.

            I am not saying get rid of people, keep people out, build fences and all that bunk. Just saying the influx of illegals needs to be figured out in a way that helps everyone.

          • joeyj1220

          • Paladin SF

            Yes, they can and they are. Immigration control is to keep the social safety net functioning. You can’t have people arriving in a certain territory then being able to demand welfare services, most of whom who are destitute and under educated.

          • joeyj1220

            yeah…and you actually think the majority of people using government welfare services are non-documented? You tool…

          • Paladin SF

            Do you have reading or logic comprehension issue?
            Your proposition:
            NO human is illegal.

            Since no human is illegal, do you agree that they should be entitled to full social services?

            If not, what is the basis for not granting it to them?

          • joeyj1220

            Yes, they should be entitled to full social services… Go back and dine at the Ayn Rand Cafe.

          • Jeff Chang

            Sorry. But what stops another 15 million destitute migrants from coming over and requesting food stamp, section 8, demanding the right to work, medical care, schooling, etc…

            How do you pay for all the migrants enjoying these benefits.

          • JustDucky

            The “destitute migrants” who “[demand] the right to work” get jobs and then they pay sales taxes and property taxes and income taxes and that money supports those programs.

            Immigration also keeps our country’s population from becoming too top heavy, which cushions us against the cost of caring for the baby boomers as they age.

            Here’s a good little write up that cites its sources and goes into more detail:

            https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2013/02/08/52377/immigrants-are-makers-not-takers/

          • Jeff Chang

            Sources that do not address the position of open borders the creator want to push.

            I wonder what the economic forecast would be like if all the poor from Central and South America were allowed to live in the US and given welfare, food stamps, section 8, etc.

            Heck, we could host ALL of the world’s poor. 50,000 more people to the welfare system everyday. Trains, Planes, and automobiles just dropping people constantly to the welfare office.

          • Mark_in_MN

            What makes you think that all the world’s poor even wants to come here, much less is able to come?

            You’re whole line of reasoning here just seems paranoid.

          • JustDucky

            So, lacking any support at all for your position, you’re going with the xenophobic equivalent of “OMG but what if tomorrow every person on earth was a homo?”

            How’s that working out for you?

          • JustDucky

            The point that Mr. Wiesel was making when he said “How can a human being be illegal?” was not that illegal immigration does not exist but rather that the people who have immigrated illegally are not “illegals.” We don’t call murderers “illegals” despite the illegal act they have committed. We don’t call rapists “illegals.” Those crimes are infinitely worse than the crime of being in the wrong country. But somehow it’s okay to reduce human beings who have illegally crossed a border to “illegals?” It’s dehumanizing to call people “illegals.” It’s a slur.

          • Jeff Chang

            They are immigrant aliens who are illegally in the US. Hence, ILLEGAL ALIEN.

          • Mark_in_MN

            Exactly, JustDucky!! Exactly!

          • joeyj1220

            Thanks Ducky… Paladin is a troll and I just didn’t have the energy to take him on again.

          • Mark_in_MN

            Yes!

            The problem with illegal immigration is that it is illegal.

          • Mark_in_MN

            The better and more direct solution to your car issue would be to advocate for a change in how insurance works. It should be that you buy insurance to cover your losses, not to cover the losses to someone else’s property. It shouldn’t be an issue for immigration policy.

      • BobSF_94117

        Uhhh… TexPlant said “an immigrant”. He didn’t specify race. You’re making assumptions, racist assumptions. Heck, if you’re gonna do that, go with the evidence. He said the immigrant was drunk, so he’s probably Irish, no?

        • Jonathan V. Romero

          And there aren’t whites who are immigrants? LOL Please! I stated what I did to mock how ridiculous this dude sounds! And you know what? You sound almost as ridiculous as him!

          • BobSF_94117

            Of course there are white immigrants, some of whom are Irish, for example. You appear confused.

    • Todd20036

      A person with no insurance, and suddenly, you vilify an entire group of people?

      A white person recently shot up a bunch of people in a church.

      Let’s get whitey.

      See?

      I could say a thing or two against white supremacists but most people already know about that.

      • TexPlant

        hmmm that is not even close! You break the law or are involved in a crime on US soil you should be punished where the crime took place and not exported and come back over and over – that was the point. I do not know what you are imagining!

    • Cousin Bleh

      Just to be clear… because you were involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver validates his defense of a position that all Mexican immigrants are rapists?

      Your ears are bleeding because you fell on your head multiple times.

      • TexPlant

        wow, did you even listen to the video? He was talking about vases who was deported 6 times in three years only to return high and crash into a car injuring two small children and a woman.

        Obvious the deportation and entry regulation is broken! This is an example of how the system is broken.

        • David From Canada

          TexPlant: You are dealing with Far Left commentators who would defend the very people that might, in turn, harm them. To try to reason with them is an exercise in futility.

        • Mark_in_MN

          Sounds like an issue that should be taken care of by the criminal justice system, not the immigration system. Immigration restrictions are not a good or effective way to deal with driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs.

  • Blake Jordan

    Do we know what is this house-faggots opinion on marriage equality?

    • SockMikey

      https://www.datalounge.com/thread/11323938-paul-babeu-outed-gop-candidate-on-same-sex-marriage-you-can-t-legislate-love-

      Paul Babeu, Outed GOP Candidate, On Same-Sex Marriage: ‘You Can’t Legislate Love’

      Republican congressional candidate Paul Babeu, who was outed as gay last week and accused of threatening his ex-boyfriend with deportation, said Monday that he supports same-sex marriage and the right of gays and lesbians to serve in the military.

      “If it’s not harming somebody else, then it doesn’t matter,” the Arizona sheriff said of same-sex marriage in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “You can’t legislate love.”

      • clay

        I believe he also has stated, “You can’t legislate sexual harassment and coercion.”

  • my first thought was, “i wonder if it’s on the form they fill out before they go on Fox. ‘please list the last three sex scandals for which you are known.’ it’s like, a job requirement over there, or something.”

    • lattebud

      Scandals or accomplishments? They don’t seem to upset about the impact to others once these incidents are revealed.

  • bkmn

    Poor BooBoo, his former boyfriend was brown so now he hates all brown people.

    • clay

      “I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.”

      Or he already was targeting them for hate-fucks and manipulation.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    he might be angry, but all that anger disappears the moment he sees a cute Mexican twink. Asshole

    • KQCA

      Exactly. WTH is going on with that butt-dribble? Who would hang out with such a POS?

  • JW Swift

    Someone’s fifteen minutes were up a LONG time ago.

  • Doug105

    ..

    • FlKeysKevin

      I call dibs on hot male illegal Czech immigrants.

      • Doug105

        Don’t be greedy. theres plenty to go around.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        So you’re looking for a Czech-Mate?

        • B Snow

          I can’t decide whether to groan or applaud. I guess I can do both at once.

  • geoffalnutt

    Sounds like a personal problem.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Was his last name misspelled? Is it Babeu or Baboon?

  • Corey

    Babeu just reminds me of…

    • David Walker

      Meb. Meb. Meb.

  • TexasBoy

    Babeu is one of those ugly gag gifts that is wrapped in a fairly pretty package.

  • JT

    Did Fox ask him if his position on Mexicans has changed since he broke up with his boyfriend?

    • Traxley Launderette

      Some bad breakups mean some people develop an aversion to certain places, certain restaurants. That’s sad.

      For this guy, it looks like he developed an aversion to brown people. That’s batshit crazy.

  • sonoitabear

    Sheriff Babs is desperate for us to forget that he used to have an undocumented Mexican male lover…

    • KQCA

      How did he manage to brush that under the rug and keep going on? A normal person caught in such hypocrisy would have crawled away in shame.

      • B Snow

        Well, you’ve pretty much answered your own question. A normal person would have at least an ounce of shame.

        • KQCA

          You’re right.

          And from Ty Nolan’s comment, that sheriff should be up on charges of child molestation instead of having been reelected to his post.

      • I’m trapped in Arizona. This awful state is filled with a lot of old republicans who moved here to retire and who vote as if it’s still the pre-civil rights era. Remember we have crazy armed volunteers who monitor the border in the hopes of shooting brown people they think are tryiing to cross. Missing in the usual Joe “in other news” feature is the additional scandal this terrible sheriff (who won his last election with no problem after being outed with excellent media coverage) was his previous history of boning underage boys in the group home where he worked.

        We also have Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in the county where I’m stuck) who has cost tax payers over $27 million in lawsuits. He’s still in federal trial after the DOJ proved he illegal actions against immigrants and racial profiling. He hired a private investigator to pry into the federal judge presiding over his case and the judge’s family and then tried to get the judge off the case by claiming bias after the judge asked him in court if he had hired the investigator.

        Look–this state is so loony-tunes it caught national attention when the governor at the time refused to recognize MLK Day because they don’t just hate brown people. The state also doesn’t recognize daylight savings time, so half the year we’re not even connected to reality.

        I’m American Indian. The first year I was here, two white women came up to me on separate occasions and asked if I spoke English. I’ve never been asked that in the other 49 states I’ve lived or visited.

        • KQCA

          Wow. I’m speechless. I had no idea. This explains a lot. I’m glad you told it.

          You’re probably like me then, when at times I am caught off guard by some JMG commenters who cannot conceive of the oppression and discrimination still going on and how it impacts our lives every day in so many ways. Others more fortunate, lucky, or privileged tend to accuse us of exaggerating or flat out lying.

          There is still much work to be done. Hugs to ya.

          • thanks–I appreciate the support and the hug–the first week I moved here from Seattle an Arizona state law was passed to allow patrons to carry concealed firearms into places that sell alcohol. Quite a welcome. I moved here because the Significant Other came down to get his college degree.

          • KQCA

            The things we do for love.

          • Tell me about it. He’s been offered a job in Salt Lake City. Kill me now. (Oh, goddess, I’m so politically correct–I’ve actually had a lot of fun in SLC as an adult but I lived in Seattle to avoid snow. I’m American Indian and was visiting relatives in SLC when I was eight years old and the city bus driver wouldn’t let us on the bus, screaming that we were “fu**ing redskins.” I never got on a bus again until I was in my 30s.)

          • KQCA

            I hope you share these stories freely. We never hear stories like this about American Indians, and we should hear them and be aware. (Recently a friend told me that it has been suggested we should start using the reference, “First Nation” rather than “American Indian.” Have you heard this? Is this true?

        • Man_in_the_mists

          I used to live in Arizona and agree with all your points save one.

          FUCK Daylight Savings Time!

          • My personal problem is I’m a professional author (NY Times and USA Today bestselling author under Skye Eagleday–most of my Native American stuff is under my “real” name of Ty Nolan) and consultant with a lot of my clients and contacts on the East Coast. Most calendar/scheduling software isn’t synched to Arizona’s detachment from Daylight Savings Time, so conference calls are often a bitch.

    • Steven Leahy

      Yes, agree… and that annihilates any credibility on this issue he may have professed to have (cough*hypocrite*).

  • William

    Hate in need of a fuck.

    • Traxley Launderette

      Fucker in need of a hate.

      • Steverino

        Fuck ‘im if he can’t take a choke.

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Maybe he isn’t gay after all and he is a straight plant by the GOP. You know, like the LCR?

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Any mention of him having sex with the teenage boys he was suppose to be taking of while running a youth shelter?

    • Paladin SF

      Perhaps you should mention that Harvey Milk had a sexual relationship with a 16 year old when he was an adult as well?

  • Gerry Fisher

    …because spewing irrational anger makes for great policy making.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Now THAT’S a “House Faggot” if ever there was one.

  • sherman

    I think he’s an illegal gay. He needs to go back over the border into straight bigot land.

  • Jeffrey

    I’ve known a few homocons. I have never understood them, except that they are either A: So rich that the rules don’t apply to them B: So ingrained with religious dogma that they can’t stop hating themselves. I distance myself when I can because life is too short to argue with dumb people.

    • KQCA

      That is excellent advice! I’m getting on the train with you.

    • Gyeo

      The hyper rich ones tends to be more common. But I’ve met a few of the hyper religious ones and listening to them is like ear cancer.

  • Schlukitz

    Baboon sez what?

  • Ian

    You know it’s unseemly to engage in political grandstanding in uniform. Most, and I would bet HIS department also has policies about that.

    • KQCA

      How would he know that? He’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. 😉

  • John T

    I remember when Babeu first caught our attention and the basic-bitch gays slobbered all over him because we love a man in uniform… Men like this guy are precisely why we should consider a uniform to be a dangerous red flag rather than a fetish item.

  • MikeBx2

    I only watched a part of the clip, but does Hannity let his audience know he’s desensitizing them to a sinful lifestyle but having on a gay who seems to be just like them? Just wondering. :/

  • KQCA

    How do these FOX hosts overlook that this sheriff is homo, and how does this sheriff overlook that FOX is anti-homo? Are they just brain-fucking each other for personal gain?

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Statistically, illegal immigrants do not commit more crime than Americans. In fact, they are less likely to commit crimes.

  • SorryNotSorry

    Only a fan of Mexicans when they’re blowing him?

    • leastyebejudged

      Or when they’re selling him blow…

      Or both simultaneously…

  • DonnaLee

    Um….repeat offenders are repeat offenders, doesn’t matter if they’re from this country or not. You’ve got a handful of them, it is not a gigantic problem. I’m sure they have no white repeat drunken drivers right?

  • leastyebejudged

    All the crime in the USA and Mexico that’s a direct result of US drug policy and the USA’s insatiable consumption of drugs…

    Ironic that the worst things about Mexico are the USA’s fault.

  • Piet

    The thing I find most reprehensible about Babeu is that he threatened his ex-lover with deportation knowing full well that the guy was here on a valid visa; Babeu admitted that he knew at the time that Orozco was legal in an NPR piece reported on Feb. 20, 2012, but nobody’s pointed out the sheer sliminess of someone willing to lie about another person’s right to live in this country out of pure spite. Disgusting.

  • Mark_in_MN

    “He’s tapping into the anger that I and every American should feel.”

    Why should I, or any other American feel angry about immigration (or even “illegal” immigration)? Are we all supposed to be racist and xenophobic?

  • Jim

    Somebody’s got a wild hair up his ass about Paul Babeu. I notice that this post fails to mention that the Arizona Solicitor General investigated the “charges” made by Babeu’s embittered ex-boyfriend and ruled (1) that Sheriff Babeu had violated no law and (2) that the ex-boyfriend had violated the law. Also it fails to mention that after he ended his campaign for the Republican nomination for Arizona’s 4th congressional district, Sheriff Babeu ran for re-election in Pinal County as an out gay man and won about 54% of the vote. Once upon a time an out gay man winning one of the most important elective law enforcement offices in a state would have been big news. However, nowadays in certain precincts even though you like dick, if you don’t swear by the political fashions of the moment, then you’re both an un-person and an un-gay and a target for any kind of abuse politically correct queers want to dump on you. Which do you think matters more to Sheriff Paul Babeu: the opinions of the people whom he serves and lives with or the opinions of a blogger? Which do you think to him matters not at all?